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Listening to Hugh Hewitt (vanity)

Posted on 09/15/2009 4:12:47 PM PDT by EveningStar

I'm listening to Hugh Hewitt right now.

I like his show, or I wouldn't listen. But can't the guy do a segment without a guest? SHEESH!!!


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KEYWORDS: hughhewitt; talkradio; vanity

1 posted on 09/15/2009 4:12:48 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I quit listening to him when he spent all his time fellating Romney during the primary.


2 posted on 09/15/2009 4:13:53 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: EveningStar

Dropped him after he called many of us “birthers.”

I call Hewitt a boring RINO like other anti-birthers Neil Boring Boortz and Ingraham. The worst anti-birther is stinking Bill O’Reilly.


3 posted on 09/15/2009 4:15:02 PM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs & Glenn Beck- American Heroes! Bill O'Reilly = Liar)
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To: EveningStar

We don’t get him here, but I listen to or read the transcrip of his weekly talk with Steyn. Guest are his format. He is good at it. I think it makes for good conversation. There are lots of different ways to make political talk interesting. His seems to work for him.


4 posted on 09/15/2009 4:15:08 PM PDT by JLS
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To: JLS

He’s an excellent interviewer. Don’t get me wrong. But not very many of his guests are as interesting as Steyn.

Hugh is a good commentator. He doesn’t need wall to wall guests.


5 posted on 09/15/2009 4:17:26 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Frantzie

Hewitt is not a RINO. I didn’t realize that Laura Ingraham is anti-birther. My respect for her just shot up a notch.


6 posted on 09/15/2009 4:20:10 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: pissant

I didn’t care who Hewitt supported in the primaries as long as it was a Republican.


7 posted on 09/15/2009 4:21:03 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

No, that’s simply the format of his show.

He’s not Rush, or Levin. It’s a different kind of format than we’re used to.


8 posted on 09/15/2009 4:22:16 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Socialism is the plundering of the productive by the unaccountable)
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To: EveningStar

I don’t mind it. He has some interesting guests.

Hugh is a Republican Party shill, but he is usually up on the latest news.


9 posted on 09/15/2009 4:22:28 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler ("People are idiots." -Thomas A. Caswell)
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To: EveningStar

I’ve been boycotting him when he either didn’t know who George Strait is, or thought it was cool to pretend not to know.

He does have Mark Steyn on occasionally.

Most talk show hosts cannot do 2-3 hours without guests. Rush is one of the rare exceptions.


10 posted on 09/15/2009 4:24:15 PM PDT by altura
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To: EveningStar

Wonder if Hugh looks at Levin (#1 bestseller), Malkin (#1 bestseller), Savage (#1 bestseller) and Beck (#1 bestseller) and wonders why his RINO pap book A Mormon in the Whitehouse fizzled.


11 posted on 09/15/2009 4:24:27 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: SandyInSeattle

I realize that. But sometimes it becomes annoying and I switch him off for a while. :)


12 posted on 09/15/2009 4:25:01 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I used to listen but not anymore, Mark Levin is more my style.


13 posted on 09/15/2009 4:25:17 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!)
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To: pissant

Hugh and Levin were simultaneously on each other’s shows when Hugh praised Levin for his book.


14 posted on 09/15/2009 4:26:43 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: altura

I don’t mind an occasional guest. I especially like it when he has Steyn on.


15 posted on 09/15/2009 4:28:00 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: generalissimoduane

ping


16 posted on 09/15/2009 4:28:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: EveningStar

Yeah. Hugh was an amnsesty queen ala medved too before his boy Mitt came out against it during the primary.


17 posted on 09/15/2009 4:28:20 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Randy Larsen

Mark is absolutely brilliant. But when he starts screaming, I have to shut him off. It gives me heartburn. LOL :)


18 posted on 09/15/2009 4:29:46 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: pissant

LOL. Not a big fan, eh? I share some of your complaints (e.g. Romney and sucking up to the GOP establishment) and cringe when he makes political predictions. He makes Dick Morris look accurate. Also, it bugs me that he appears to solicit listeners for plaintiffs in cases for referrals (and likely referral fees) to some of his trial lawyer friends without disclosure.


19 posted on 09/15/2009 4:33:21 PM PDT by eureka! (Turn the Tea Party into our own ACORN when voting time comes. GOTV.)
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To: EveningStar

RE: “Mark is absolutely brilliant. But when he starts screaming, I have to shut him off. It gives me heartburn. LOL :)”

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I LOVE it when Mark yells — great fun and I am always laughing and nodding in agreement. He’s the absolute best, with Steyn and Limbaugh jockeying for second place in my book. REALLY dislike O’Reilly intensely — get him off the air.


20 posted on 09/15/2009 4:34:14 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: EveningStar

Hewitt is a RINO. Most of the Salem Radio Network hosts are RINOs. It is a matter of time before Salem bellies-up


21 posted on 09/15/2009 4:35:34 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (America is still great....no matter what Globalists, Communists, Anti-Birthers, Terrorists think)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

Hewitt is the SMARTEST guy on our side... dismiss him at your peril.


22 posted on 09/15/2009 4:41:14 PM PDT by SomeCallMeTim
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

Which other Salem hosts do you think are “RINOs.”


23 posted on 09/15/2009 4:41:18 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: SomeCallMeTim; UCFRoadWarrior
Hewitt is the SMARTEST guy on our side... dismiss him at your peril.

Hugh is very smart and I don't dismiss him at all. I have my likes and annoyances with all of my favorite hosts. My wife calls me a crab. :)

24 posted on 09/15/2009 4:43:20 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Many folks require near 100% affirmation from the host. Otherwise, he’s a “RINO.”


25 posted on 09/15/2009 4:45:16 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
I didn’t care who Hewitt supported in the primaries as long as it was a Republican.

Hewitt did more than support Romney in the primaries, Romney is truly his guy, Hewitt even wrote a book about Romney in an effort to propel him into office. Hewitt is a deluxe, grade A rino of the first degree.

One thing that you will notice about Hugh Hewitt after a while is that even though he doesn't work for PBS anymore he devotes his radio show and his life to moving conservatives to the left, he is a constant force to move things just a little more to the left all the time, he is a perfect romneybot.

Mitt Romney: "I'm not a partisan politician. My hope is that, after this election, it will be the moderates of both parties who will control the Senate, not the Jesse Helmses."

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26 posted on 09/15/2009 4:53:57 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: SomeCallMeTim
Hewitt is the SMARTEST guy on our side... dismiss him at your peril.

Hewitt is a Pollyannish idiot when it comes to politics, he knows one speed and that is to be enthusiastic about his moderate fellows and give the impression that the election is won.

I have been listening to him longer than most folks here and it is amazing how useless his analysis is because he has the personality of a door to door salesman, a little like a college professor that used to work at PBS would have, that personality leads him to constantly sell, instead of analysing.

27 posted on 09/15/2009 5:01:08 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: SandyInSeattle

Nobody interviews like Hugh Hewitt. He’s as sharp as a tack. That’s his specialty. The other thing I like about him is that when he is interviewing someone, he continually repeats his name when he addresses the person. That way, if you’re coming in on the middle of the interview, you know who it is.


28 posted on 09/15/2009 5:10:47 PM PDT by bethtopaz (www.rapturealert.com)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Hewitt is the SMARTEST guy on our side... dismiss him at your peril.

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I agree.


29 posted on 09/15/2009 5:12:25 PM PDT by bethtopaz (www.rapturealert.com)
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To: ansel12

Hugh is a notch about Med dedhead. Both a couple of RINOS. Medved pushed and championed McLAME from the get go....He really liked him, if you could believe that. LMAO. Amazing anyone listens to either of them.....


30 posted on 09/15/2009 5:16:29 PM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Yonder stands your orphan with his gun)
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To: EveningStar

Hey ES!!!!

Long time. : )


31 posted on 09/15/2009 5:17:43 PM PDT by Shyla
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To: pissant

I just got on air - Was the listener from northwest GA - from Kennesaw.


32 posted on 09/15/2009 5:18:35 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Electric Graffiti

Medved used to cover more cultural matters and interview a lot of the goofy, feminist professors that wrote those silly books, but in politics he is no better than Hewitt, in fact he has joined Hewitt in supporting Romney in his war against conservatives.


33 posted on 09/15/2009 5:22:08 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: EveningStar
Hewitt—Excellent guests but too many commercials.
Medved—A good understanding of lame, hippie politics.
Savage—Always a pleasure to listen in.
Hannity—Hmm... Tough to listen for more than 5 minutes but I agree with him.
John and Ken KFI—A small conservative platform, about three items.
Tim Conway Jr, KFI—Brilliant.
Curtis Sliwa—Refreshing.

34 posted on 09/15/2009 5:52:32 PM PDT by Falconspeed ("Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others." Robert Louis Stevenson)
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To: EveningStar

Hugh’s podcast are going Paid starting October 1st.

I’ll miss his weekly Steyn Segment.


35 posted on 09/15/2009 8:29:21 PM PDT by M_Man
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To: SomeCallMeTim
Hewitt is the SMARTEST guy on our side... dismiss him at your peril.

I used to think so, too. Thought so for about four years, in fact. But after listening to him pretty steadily for about four, maybe five years, it finally began to dawn on me that I was wrong. So are you.

Hugh is a moderate pointy-headed intellectual with little practical knowledge of how the real world works. The man defended uber-liberal Erwin Chemerinsky's appointment to UCI law school on lofty, "noble" principle that was flawed and pompous from the git-go -- that's when Hugh really forfeited my respect. He lives in a theoretical philosophical dream world (plus he has HORRIBLE taste in music and cars!).

I thought the same way that you do about Hugh for so long that I figured Romney must be a pretty viable and good candidate ... then I started listening to Romney's words and paying attention to ALL the things he says, not just the sound bites. I was amazed that Hugh could be such a dumb bunny -- but then again, Romney is an Eddie Haskell, and Hugh is the quintessential dork mark for every Eddie Haskell ever born. Hugh is gullible and limited. He's so gullible that he thinks Rick Warren is great stuff -- AGAIN, out of respect for Hugh's opinion, I was inclined to regard Warren in a positive light ... until I read his book "Purpose Driven Life" and actually had dealings with and around the fringes of his Flock. Once again, I learned how FLAWED Hugh Hewitt is.

A great lawyer, no doubt, and a true pit bull in interviews, skilled at getting liberals to eviscerate themselves on national radio -- but a moderate nonetheless.

36 posted on 09/16/2009 12:06:47 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent.)
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To: Finny
but a moderate nonetheless.

I listen to at least the first hour of HH's show about 4 times a week...for at least the past 5 years. I think I know him pretty well.

Without doubt, HH is not as conservative as I am... but, he's pretty darn good. Fact is, folks, if we're going to build a MAJORITY, we HAVE to have some 'moderates' on our side. Hugh's good... He supports and agrees with most every true conservative. But, he understands the other side too... and, he's good with tactics. I don't ALWAYS agree with him.... but, usually. And, I definitely like his style and effectiveness.

37 posted on 09/16/2009 3:14:09 PM PDT by SomeCallMeTim
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To: SomeCallMeTim
Sorry SCMT, Hugh pushed Romney. He talked-up Rick Warren. He defended Erwin Chemerinsky on grounds so idealistic that it was ridiculous. Those are just three hard examples of Hugh's deeply flawed work. That's NOT "pretty good" as far as conservatism goes. Just because Hugh is one of the finest interviewers on the planet doesn't let him off the hook.

Hugh is part of the problem of what ails the Republican party, not the solution, and he is out of touch -- he's an Ivory Tower guy and an elitist to boot -- understand and COMPUTE that these are not knee-jerk opinions on my part, but ones arrived at after many, many hours of listening.

I generally listened to all three hours for probably five years, got to know him at least as well as you do. I'd make excuses every time he'd sway left or exhibit all the elitist clay on his feet (and they're heaped with it) ... until it became so frequent that I stopped making excuses and tuned in to Larry Elder instead. Sadly, Larry is off the air ... and sadly, Hugh is still on. Larry is the better conservative and TEN TIMES the better hope for the party.

38 posted on 09/17/2009 9:04:42 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent.)
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